2005 Trivia, Fun Facts and History

20052005 Trivia, Fun Facts and History

Top Ten Baby Names of 2005:
Emily, Emma, Madison, Abigail, Olivia, Jacob, Michael, Joshua, Matthew, Ethan

The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightly, Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton, Charlize Theron, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Cate Blanchette, Marcia Cross, Salma Hayek, Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Watts, Nicole Richie, Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Paris Hilton, Gwen Stefani, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sienna Miller

The Heartthrob(s):
Matthew McConaughey, George Clooney, Terrence Howard, Anderson Cooper, Chris Evans, Tim McGraw, Denzel Washington, Justin Timberlake, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Christian Bale, David Beckham, Jaoquin Phoenix, Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Jude Law, Hugh Laurie, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt

“The Quote:”
“I’m the decider”
– President George W. Bush

Time Magazine’s Person of the Year:
Good Samaritans, Represented by Bono, Bill Gates, and Melinda Gates

Miss America:
Diedre Downs (Birminham, AL)

Miss USA:
Chelsea Cooley (North Carolina)`

The Scandals:
Minnesota Vikings boat cruise scandal, in which several players including Fred Smoot , Lance Johnstone , Daunte Culpepper , Mewelde Moore , Darren Sharper , Koren Robinson , Bryant McKinnie , Ralph Brown, Travis Taylor, Moe Williams, Jermaine Wiggins and Zygi Wilf allegedly performed lewd acts on a boat cruise on Lake Minnetonka.

Brad Pitt left Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie

December 12, 2005 – Dina and Michael Lohan officially divorced

Tom Cruise ‘Jumped The Couch” on Oprah while expressing how much he loved Katie Holmes.

Michael Schaivo successfully sued to have his brain-damaged wife Terri’s feeding tube removed.

Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba.
(Spoiler :Joran van der Sloot did it.)

Duluth, Georgia’s ‘Runaway Bride’ Jennifer Wilbanks came clean to the FBI about her faked kidnapping story.

England’s Prince Harry went to a costume party dressed as a Nazi.

Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Many people on both political sides and up and down the political power tree made mistakes. ’nuff said about that.

Writer Death by Suicide:
Hunter S. Thompson

Pop Culture History:
The fasted whack with a Badminton racket was by Fu Haifeng, clocking at 206 MPH.

Dannu Boatwright won Survivor:Guatemala

Ted Koppel retired from Nightline on November 22

Dan rather retired from the CBS Evening News on March 9. ‘Courage’

Mark Felt, a 92-year-old retired FBI agent was revealed to be 1972’s “Deep Throat” who helped take down the Nixon presidency.

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore got married on September 24.

England’s Prince Charles married long-time flame Camilla Parker Bowles

Heidi Klum and Seal were married on May 10

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 2005: $2,400,000

The Habit:
Sudoku, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook opened up for High School students in September 2005.

Watching Penguins and/or Grey’s Anatomy

Supersized Sunglasses

Splitsville:
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston (Homewrecker: Angelina Jolie)

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey (mutual)

Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger (annulled 4 months after the marriage)

Jude Law and Sienna Miller (His affair with the nanny, we hear)

No Surprise Here:
Mary Kay Letourneau married just-turned-21 Vili Fualaau, the student she met (and had sex with) when he was 12.

2005 Toys inducted to the National Toy Hall of Fame:
Candy Land, Cardboard box, Jack-in-the-box

1st appearances & 2005’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Webkinz plush animals, Barbie as Harley Quinn
Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff, Destiny’s Child, and Raven-Symoné dolls

Best Film Oscar Winner:
Million Dollar Baby (Presented in 2006)

Top Ten Books:
1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Price by J.K. Rowling
2. You: The Owner’s Manual by Micheal Roizen & Mehmet C. Oz
3. 1776 by David McCullough
4. Eldesi by Christopher Paolini
5. The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman
6. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
7. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
8. The Broker by John Grisham
9. Honeymoon by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
10. 4th of July by James Patterson

Top Ten CDs:
1. The Massacre by 50 Cent
2. The Emancipation of Mimi by Mariah Carey
3. American Idiot by Green Day
4. Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
5. Monkey Business by Black Eyed Peas
6. X&Y by Coldplay
7. Love. Angel. Music. Baby by Gwen Stefani
8. The Documentary by The Game
9. Late Registration by Kanye West
10. Feels Like Today by Rascal Flatts

Top Ten DVDs:
1. The Incredibles
2. Shark Tale
3. Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
4. Meet The Fockers
5. Madagascar
6. National Treasure
7. Ray
8. Cinderella
9. Bambi
10. Batman Begins

The Big Movies: (according to boxofficemojo)
1. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardobe
3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
4. War of the Worlds
5. King Kong
6. Wedding Crashers
7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
8. Batman Begins
9. Madagascar
10. Mr. & Mrs. Smith

2005 Most Popular TV shows:
1. American Idol (Fox)
2. CSI (CBS)
3. Desperate Housewives (ABC)
4. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
5. Without a Trace (CBS)
6. Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
7. Survivor: Guatemala (CBS)
8. CSI: Miami (CBS)
9. House (Fox)
10. Survivor: Panama (CBS)

2005 Billboard Number One Songs:
January 1 – March 4:
Let Me Love You – Mario

March 5 – May 6:
Candy Shop – 50 Cent featuring Olivia

May 7 – June 3:
Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani

June 4 – July 2:
We Belong Together – Mariah Carey

July 2 – July 8:
Inside Your Heaven – Carrie Underwood

July 9 – September 9:
We Belong Together – Mariah Carey

September 10 – November 25:
Gold Digger – Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx

November 26 – December 29: Run It! Chris Brown

December 30, 2005 – January 13 2006:
Don’t Forget About Us – Mariah Carey

Sports:
World Series Champions: Chicago White Sox
Superbowl XXXIX Champions: New England Patriots
NBA Champions: San Antonio Spurs
Stanley Cup Champs: none
U.S. Open Golf Michael Campbell
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Roger Federer/Justine Henin-Hardenne
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Roger Federer/Venus Williams
NCAA Football Champions: Texas
NCAA Basketball Champions: North Carolina
Kentucky Derby: Giacomo

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